Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville has tipped Dutch manager Louis van Gaal to win the Premier League with the Red Devils.
Neville, who now divides his time between working as a pundit for Sky Sports and his role in Roy Hodgson’s England coaching setup, does not expect United to lift the famous trophy this season.
However, he reckons that United will be champions of England for a 21st time within three years.
“Manchester United will win the league in the next three seasons – but I don’t think it’ll happen this year,” Neville told the Daily Star.
United take on Premier League leaders Chelsea at Old Trafford later today. The Red Devils began the day in eighth place, 10 points behind Chelsea.
Neville is worried that United could struggle this afternoon.
He added: “I’ve not seen any evidence that United are anywhere near Chelsea – I’m not having that.
“I look at Chelsea and think they are streets ahead of where Man United are at this time.
“Louis van Gaal talks about philosophy and the way he wants to play – but I think he’s going to have to ditch his principles to get any result here.”
Van Gaal was brought to Old Trafford because of his experience managing big clubs. His previous employers include Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
During his esteemed managerial career, Van Gaal has won four Eredivisie titles, two La Liga crowns and one Bundesliga.
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